Remember when Nur Sajat caused an uproar for dressing like a woman during her umrah trip in Mecca a few years ago? After facing massive backlash, the queer entrepreneur later apologised for causing drama.
This time, another local woman has landed herself in hot water after a video of her performing umrah while dressed in a male ihram clothing circulated online. For those who are curious, the shocking revelation was made by someone claiming to be her “ex-girlfriend”.
“Breaking news. A ‘pengkid’ (tomboy) spotted performing the ‘umrah’ while wearing the men’s ihram. I hope you’ll get struck by lightning, or will get crippled by the time you return home. You are making fun of God’s rules,” the netizen called the woman out. She also revealed that she has all the evidence of fraud committed by the individual, including personal details such as her full name, her IC number, and even her house address.
She even shared a screenshot of the conversation with her ex-boyfriend to prove her claims. “If there’s anything I want to spill, I’m going to do it because a case like this doesn’t go viral. I’m tired of seeing you manipulating, to the point of going against God’s laws. You want to say I’m defaming you? I have screenshots of our conversation where you asked me to marry you. I also still keep your emails and videos of you with other women,” she added in the lengthy thread.
The individual also posted the full video showing the woman wearing the ihram in front of the Kaabah. As revealed by the same social media user, the woman had allegedly used a tourist visa to enter the Holy City. She wrote, “How bold of you (to do this). I feel like I’m running out of breath. I hope you repent, Nur Syazwani.”
Soon after the Twitter user made the exposure, several other girls have also come forth with their own evidence regarding the matter. Some of them have also called for the authorities to take action against the tomboy. Watch the compilation video here:
What are your thoughts on this controversy?
Update (15th August):
In his Facebook post, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Idris Ahmad stated that the woman in question could receive stern action. “I have contacted the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA) to launch an investigation against the individual as soon as they return to Malaysia,” he wrote.
Pahang Mufti Datuk Seri Dr Abdul Rahman Osman also echoed his sentiments saying that the woman will have to face the consequences. “Firstly, the act of resembling a man when performing the umrah is an insult to Islam and action should be taken against them for committing such an act according to the law,” he told Berita Harian. “A woman has to protect the entirety of her ‘aurat’ when performing umrah. If not, her umrah is invalidated, and she will have to pay a fine and perform umrah again.”